I have more than twenty years of experience in all three International Baccalaureate programmes in schools across Asia, the Middle East and the Netherlands. I am a trained PYP workshop leader and school visitor and have led various workshops on inquiry, language, digital literacy, international mindedness and technology integration. Currently, I live in the Netherlands where I work as PYP grade 4 classroom teacher and digital literacy coach at the International School of Utrecht, as well as an inquiry consultant for Dutch primary schools.
My most recent project is Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum (SPELTAC), which I developed at the International School of Phnom Penh. SPELTAC is a whole-school, work-based, collaborative professional development programme for integrating language and literacy across the curriculum in international schools. It focuses on supporting and sustaining English language teaching across the curriculum in multilingual contexts through a 21st century Connectivist approach to learning.
My passions include language and literacy teaching across the curriculum, creating intercultural and interlingual learning environments, inquiry-based learning, social media and blogging for learning, visible thinking, new literacies, 21st century learning and technology integration.
As an educational leader, my personal and organisational vision links all learning to better outcomes for students, in which the development of a culture of professional growth and feedback is key.
Most importantly, I am a mother of two beautiful teenage children who have almost completed their IB education, making me all the more passionate about the International Baccalaureate and its mission.
I invite you to explore this website to get a picture of who I am as an educator, collaborator, leader, coach, and learner.